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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #90 on: February 11, 2013, 06:27:07 PM »
Meh. I'd do 3 days CNX and 3 days HKG with a side trip to Macau or Shenzen.
Any Hawaiian island beats HKT.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #91 on: February 11, 2013, 08:31:16 PM »
So you think 4.5 days in CNX is sufficient? What about HKT? Do I just skip it altogether?
I think that's plenty of time for CNX. I was there for Thu/Fri/Shabbos and did most of the typical CNX activities discussed here.

There are two things I would have done with more time: (1) A "real" hill tribe tour. Meaning seeing authentic life in the tribes, not a show for the tourists. But some people claim this takes at least 2-3 days to do right as you need to go far out with a proper guide. (2) A full day scooter/motorbike trip. I did a more modest half-day trip into the mountains (which I recommend), but would have loved to go further out - there is some spectacular scenery (you can google routes).

For snorkeling, I think you would do better in the Caribbean.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #92 on: February 11, 2013, 10:23:51 PM »
Meh. I'd do 3 days CNX and 3 days HKG with a side trip to Macau or Shenzen.
Any Hawaiian island beats HKT.

So you say skip HKT altogether?

So three votes HKG vs one vote CNX.

I think that's plenty of time for CNX. I was there for Thu/Fri/Shabbos and did most of the typical CNX activities discussed here.

There are two things I would have done with more time: (1) A "real" hill tribe tour. Meaning seeing authentic life in the tribes, not a show for the tourists. But some people claim this takes at least 2-3 days to do right as you need to go far out with a proper guide. (2) A full day scooter/motorbike trip. I did a more modest half-day trip into the mountains (which I recommend), but would have loved to go further out - there is some spectacular scenery (you can google routes).

For snorkeling, I think you would do better in the Caribbean.

Great, thanks for the ideas.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #93 on: February 12, 2013, 11:19:43 AM »
I think you should definitely spend 36-48 hours in HKG. Especially if you've never really visited. For Macau, I think one evening is enough or maybe you can go in late afternoon if you really want to see a few different hotels/casinos. A few things you could visit: Victoria Peak, Mongkok Night Market, the laser show from harbor is cute, and of course eat at the JCC (try to go for the sunday BBQ - but I see you are there Wed... too bad  ;)
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #94 on: February 12, 2013, 11:58:03 AM »
I think you should definitely spend 36-48 hours in HKG. Especially if you've never really visited. For Macau, I think one evening is enough or maybe you can go in late afternoon if you really want to see a few different hotels/casinos. A few things you could visit: Victoria Peak, Mongkok Night Market, the laser show from harbor is cute, and of course eat at the JCC (try to go for the sunday BBQ - but I see you are there Wed... too bad  ;)

Thanks for the input. It seems from the crowd that doing HKG+CNX is the way to go.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #95 on: February 12, 2013, 10:00:51 PM »
Thanks for the input. It seems from the crowd that doing HKG+CNX is the way to go.

Now to begin planning what we're going to do in each place--a task both exhilarating and exhausting.
Maybe I'll get around to posting my HKG TR one day :D
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #96 on: February 12, 2013, 10:16:54 PM »
Maybe I'll get around to posting my HKG TR one day :D

Probably around the same time as I finish my MLE TR :P
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #97 on: February 13, 2013, 04:04:22 PM »
Because I fear the mileage discussion may have derailed the question at hand, I again seek insight from those who have done HKG and/or CNX/HKT (though the opinions of those who have not are also welcome :P)


Have u been to hk before? Giving yourself an extra day in Thailand doesn't really help.. Splitting time in hkt will probably not leave u with enough time anywhere

Hk is great for tailoring.. If you've never been then def go to hk if you've been n tailoring doesn't interest you then I would go to Thai sooner

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #98 on: February 13, 2013, 04:14:09 PM »
Probably around the same time as I finish my MLE TR :P
Or YVR :P
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #99 on: February 13, 2013, 04:39:06 PM »

Have u been to hk before? Giving yourself an extra day in Thailand doesn't really help.. Splitting time in hkt will probably not leave u with enough time anywhere

Hk is great for tailoring.. If you've never been then def go to hk if you've been n tailoring doesn't interest you then I would go to Thai sooner

Been there briefly for a few days on business about 6-7 years ago.

I guess I'll stick with HK for 36 hours, see some sights, go out to dinner, and do some tailoring (which I did a lot of when I was there last time).

Can someone recommend a good tailor?

Or YVR :P

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #100 on: February 13, 2013, 10:53:15 PM »
Next major trip will imtz'h be honeymoon thinking about Thailand(maybe Vietnam) / japan does anyone have any experience going in the summer July / august  to southern Thailand
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #101 on: February 13, 2013, 10:58:55 PM »
Next major trip will imtz'h be honeymoon thinking about Thailand(maybe Vietnam) / japan does anyone have any experience going in the summer July / august
I spent a day in Japan in August.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #102 on: February 13, 2013, 10:59:57 PM »
I spent a day in Japan in August.
more worried about southern Thailand (beaches)

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #103 on: February 13, 2013, 11:05:07 PM »
more worried about southern Thailand (beaches)
That can be an issue. Koh Samui isn't supposed to be as bad although I wasn't there. Japan in August is sweltering btw, although I think HKG is even worse.

Why don't you go to the GBR?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #104 on: February 18, 2013, 09:46:06 PM »
Looking for a nice place to go in the beg of summer with wife and baby. somewhere with nice manageable weather for about 10 days.
we did hawaii already.
thanks